Equestrianism has secured an award of £6million to invest at grass-roots level.
The award, which is for the 2013-17 period, is an increase of 46%.
Chief executive Andrew Finding said he was “determined to make the legacy thrive”.
He added: “We want to see more people riding in the countryside and in urban areas, clubs and colleges.”
Particular attention will be paid to young people aged 14-25, those with a “prodigious talent” and those with disabilities.
Mr Finding said the money would be used to “crank up” current initiatives — such as taking a mechanical horse to venues around the country.
“We are seeking to demystify riding and attract people to the sport through our Hoof website [where people can find out about lessons] and the Take Back the Reins initiative,” he said.
There are also plans to offer Riding for the Disabled lessons at new venues and to set up a “dating agency” connecting people who would like to share a horse with owners needing a sharer.
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This news story was first published in the current issue of H&H (28 December 2012)